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FB to use the White box Switches Benefit Quanta Computer

By Vincent Wang
Published: Feb 05,2015

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Rumor has it that one of the invest plans of Facebook (FB)'s data center is to faster the use of white box network switches. Quanta Computer has the close relationship with FB so that it will be the biggest beneficiary out of it.

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However, the so-called “white box”, has long been used to apply to no-name computers. The same original design manufacturers (ODMs) that produced them are getting into the game of manufacturing white box switches.

Hence, white box switches look just like any other switch, and their manufacturers will be familiar to those who have purchased white-box servers: Accton, Celestica, Quanta Computer, and so forth.

White-box switches are getting more attention in next-gen data center deployments, as a number of software-defined networking (SDN) startups offer solutions that include them. Enterprises are wondering how white-box switches will impact their data center plans.

Surprisingly, source said that one of the invest plans of Facebook (FB)'s data center is to faster the use of white box network switches. Quanta Computer has the close relationship with FB so that it will be the biggest beneficiary out of it.

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